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Table 2 The strategic, seven-step model of community care

From: The psychosocial response to a terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, 2017: a process evaluation

Phase Activity [8]
Preparedness phase (pre-event) 1. Strategic planning, mitigation and preparation
2. Public prevention programmes to develop communities
Response phase (first 4–6 weeks) and continuing 3. Universal and selective psychosocial interventions
4. Community support and development
Recovery phase (ideally from 4–6 weeks; in this project, from 7 weeks) 5. Monitoring and signposting for people in need to welfare, health and social care services
6. Augmented primary health and social care
7. Specialist mental healthcare